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Registration Rules/Terms and Conditions
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 27, 2021

1. Barely Survived is an English-language site
This is an English website, all forum posts must be written in English — Any threads or replies written in a language other than English may be removed without notice. This is mainly because we cannot moderate languages we do not understand.

2. Do not use abusive or disrespectful behaviour
Take extra care to be kind in your comments to other users, and never react negatively to comments you perceive as rude or otherwise objectionable. Instead, it is always wiser to either end the discussion, ignore the comment entirely, or in more severe cases report the offense to our moderators by clicking the "Report" button under the post.

The following behaviours are examples of what will not be tolerated in the community.
Flaming: writing hostile or insulting messages aimed at other users for their views, comments, status as a user on the site, or any other reason. You can disagree with someone's views and still be polite about it.
Trolling: posting controversial (sometimes off-topic) messages with the intent of baiting other users to reply. Also, please do not feed trolls.
Personal attacks: posts that insult a poster directly. This includes any attacks against forum moderators or administrators.
Inciting or Boycott: using the forums or Private Messages for encouraging or inciting any kind of action, reporting, or boycott endeavour against anyone is strictly prohibited.
This list is non-exhaustive. ANY patently offensive behaviour is also forbidden.

3. Do not discuss moderator actions on the forums
Do not complain if a moderator removes a message you posted. We trust our moderators, and if they have removed a message, they had a good reason. If you do not agree with a moderator's decision, you may send a private message to the moderator or community administrator.

4. Do not PM users asking for help
Do not send private messages to any users asking for help or leaking a hidden content. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum, then the whole community can help and benefit.

5. Abusing site functions
Report: Threads are being falsely reported. You do not report threads to unlock the content. You must reply to unlock the content.
Reactions: Mass reacting members' posts.

6. Inappropriate Content
Do not post material that is hateful or mean towards race, religion, sex, or any other offensive nature. You can debate religion and politics in the lounge forum, but you can do so WITHOUT being mean or hateful about it. In Barely Survived sole discretion, appears to be in poor taste will be removed, and your forum account may be banned.

The following content examples are not allowed in our community.

  • Adult content.
  • Credit Cards, PayPal accounts, Bank accounts.
  • The use of monetizing links, for example, earning money from downloads or traffic.

7. Posting Guidelines
Please consider the following when posting a new thread or reply.

  • Post your threads in the most relevant forum, read the forum description before posting.
  • Select the most appropriate thread prefix.
  • Do not make the thread title too long.
  • Do not use BB codes or emoticons in the thread title.
  • Do not add many emoticons, use very small/large font size or unclear text color.
  • Do not copy or plagiarize replies.
  • Turn off your caps lock, do not use excessive ALL CAPS in your posts.
  • General spam, low number of lines in the list, etc.
  • Do not use URL shortener links such as Adf.ly, Linkbucks, adfoc.us, etc.

Please post a descriptive thread name! Give a short summary of your content on the subject. (Do not use attention getting subjects, they do not get attention and only annoy people).

8. Spamming
We classify "spam" as short replies which do not contribute to a forum thread positively. Short messages are highly discouraged. Do not post for the sake of forum post count. Your posts will be removed if we see you posting unhelpful or non-contributing messages to our site.

The following contents will be considered as spam and deleted on sight without any further notice:

  • Posts containing only words like "asdasd", "tyyyyyy", "Niceeeeeeeee", "cooool", etc. If you're trying to be a spammer, go and be a spammer somewhere else.
  • Posts with shorts like "thx", "thanx", "thz", etc. This is definitely not a chat room, it is a forum.
  • Posts with only links. Do not post such posts! It's the minimum respect for your readers to put the information in your thread.
  • Posts with only emoticons. If you have something to say, please articulate and address those thoughts. Emoticons have to complete your posts, not to replace your writing!
  • It is not limited to the above examples, anything similar to those are unacceptable.

9. Multiple Accounts
The creation of new accounts to evade suspension and continue posting is prohibited. Forum suspensions generally apply to a person, rather than a specific account. Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a forum suspension decision on behalf of a third party will also be removed without notice. If you do not understand why you were suspended or have further questions, you must contact support at Contact Us.

10. Bumping
Posting replies on very old (dead) threads that have not been locked to bump them into a discussion is prohibited. We only allow bumping in some forums; for example in the marketplace, all other cases will find your reply removed.

11. Advertisements
Advertising of any kind for other sites on these forums is strictly prohibited.

12. Hijacking
Please do not "hijack" a forum thread by changing the subject. If you want to change the subject, please start a new thread.

13. Cross-posting
Posting the same thread in more than one forum is considered cross-posting. As a courtesy to others, before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established by using the Search feature.

14. Suspension and Termination
Barely Survived shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of these rules and may take any action deemed appropriate.

Your use of the forums is conditioned upon Your compliance with the discussion rules and guidelines, as well as the community rules. Failure to comply with these discussion rules and guidelines shall constitute a material breach of these rules and may result in Barely Survived taking any or all of the following actions:

  • Remove any material or postings you have made to the forums, issue a warning.
  • Suspend or ban your account.

These rules are subjective to change, always make sure you read up on this from time to time.

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